August 18, 2013

Green Thinking

Ford's F-150 to have natural-gas option; VW upgrades clean-diesel engine



New fuel option for F-150
When it goes on sale this fall, Ford's 2014 F-150 pickup truck (shown) will have an option of running on natural gas or propane fuel. Ford will charge an extra $315 for engine prep from the factory. The customer will have to pick a Ford-approved contractor to supply fuel tanks, fuel lines and special fuel injectors. That will run $7,500-$9,500, depending on fuel-tank capacity.
The Associated Press



VW creates new engine
Volkswagen's newest, most-fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel engine will power the 2015 Golf, Beetle, Passat and Jetta, coming to dealerships in the second half of 2014. Called the EA288, the engine will eventually replace all the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engines fitted in Audi and Volkswagen models. The engine is turbocharged, has four cylinders and generates 150 horsepower.
NWautos staff


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